As the lockdown is eased we are looking forward to work restarting on Medway Queen’s fitting out and a return of visitors on Saturdays. No dates are confirmed yet as all depends on the pandemic and the easing of the statutory precautions but, needless to say, their Management Committee and the volunteers are eager to get back!

The Trustees and other members of the Management Committee are giving thought to the 2021 programme which should include making the ship available as a venue for hire; catering for meetings, parties etc. An outline of the work planned is on Medway Queen’s website. Again all is Covid dependent but they want to be ready. These thoughts have led to an assessment of our organisation and we know we’ll need extra help in all areas.

Volunteers for the workshop and tour guides for Saturday opening are always wanted and welcome. In addition they have identified some specific organisational vacancies. All are voluntary positions, although pre-authorised expenses may be claimed at cost. In this voluntary context the exact job descriptions and areas of responsibility are negotiable to suit both the candidate and the Management Committee.

All volunteers are expected to become members of MQPS if they have not already joined.

Venue Manager It is the team's intention to hire out PS Medway Queen in a static role as a venue for events, parties, etc. This will require a Manager to arrange all aspects of the operation, working closely with the existing “Saturday Team” who conduct public open days and ship tours. Ideally the position will include membership of the Management Committee with the possibility of becoming a Trustee in future. The Venue Manager will be responsible for all aspects of the hire process following a procedure to be mutually agreed. This position requires appropriate experience of managing small venues and the appointee must be able to attend the ship frequently to oversee all hire activities including security and safety.

In order to progress we need not only money but also the right people. Anyone interested is invited to contact the Medway Queen Preservation Society on 01634 575717 or by email on

Further voluntary roles are also available, click on the PDF link below for full details.

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